The LiquidFiles appliance pushes some boundaries of what’s possible with browsers. In general, we support the two most recent major releases of four most popular browsers.
Please see the matrix below for different browser versions and their limitations:
|Browser||Upload Mechanism||Max Download||Max Upload|
|Internet Explorer 11||HTML5||No Limit||No Limit|
|Internet Explorer 10||HTML5||No Limit||No Limit|
|Internet Explorer 9||Legacy3||No Limit||4 Gb|
|Internet Explorer 8 (limited support4)||Legacy3||No Limit||2 Gb|
|Chrome1||HTML5||No Limit||No Limit|
|Firefox2||HTML5||No Limit||No Limit|
|Safari 7||HTML5||No Limit||No Limit|
|Safari 6||HTML5||No Limit||No Limit|
LiquidFiles will automatically detect the presence of the HTML5 File.API needed to send files with unlimited file size. While there is some support for HTML5 in IE9, it doesn't support the File.API. IE10 is the first browser to support the HTML5 File.API.
The Send limitations are limitations in each browser. It’s not possible to “fix” Internet Explorer 8 or 9 to send a 8Gb file, these are the inherit limits of those browsers.
The problem is compounded with a sort of - how do we describe 30 hours on a 12 hour clock? 2 revolutions and 6 o'clock. But since the equivalent of revolutions doesn't exists, all we're left with is 6 o'clock, or back in computer land - a 5 Gb file uploaded in IE9 will be uploaded as a 1Gb file. It just "turns over" every 4Gb. The following message is shown if someone has a setting that would allow them to upload a larger file, but their browser prevents them:
Since we cannot detect properly in this case if someone have selected a larger than 4Gb file, this is so far the best we can do, and probably the way it's going to stay until IE 11 or 12 when we can (finally) end support for the non HTML5 compliant versions of Internet Explorer.